Past Event


Sun 1 Jan 2012

Two hundred years ago, far off the Welsh coast, one man faced an ordeal so diabolical that it would go down in maritime legend, changing the way lighthouses were run forever.

Using original live music and little more than a ladder and a trapdoor, The Plasticine Men conjure up the confines of the infamous Smalls Lighthouse and the stormy companionship of its two keepers. Based on an extraordinary true story, this enchanting tale of sudden loss of life and drawn-out loss of sanity unfolds between the flashes of the lamp that the pair must tend each and every night.

The Plasticine Men are an award-winning collective of theatre-smiths, who scour the land to create extraordinary worlds that lurk on the edge of hearsay and history. A 'truly inspiring production' (Metro), Keepers stormed Edinburgh Fringe 2010, winning the ThreeWeeks Editor's Award. It was shortlisted for the Best Ensemble in the Stage Acting Awards and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award.

Part of caravan - a three-day biennial showcase presenting a curated programme of work within Brighton Festival to international and national promoters and festival organisers. caravan is delivered as a partnership between Farnham Maltings and Brighton Festival. See for the full programme.